Tale of the Tape: Chugiak vs. Kenai for state title today
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Aug 4, 2012
State Championship Game
Today, 2 p.m., Mulcahy Stadium
Live scoring: http://www.alaskalegion.com/
No. 6 Chugiak Post 33 Mustangs [17-16]
No. 1 Kenai Post 20 Twins [34-9]
ROAD TO THE FINAL
W 12-2 West
W 7-5 Wasilla
W 12-3 South
W 10-0 Eagle River
L 6-0 Eagle River
W 18-8 West
W 11-10 Service
W 11-1 Fairbanks
W 10-9 South
W 9-8 Eagle River
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Josiah Covey, Kenai: The third baseman is hitting .500 at state [14 for 28] and leads the tournament in RBIs  and total bases . He is also Mr. Walkoff, driving in the winning run three times in his team’s last at-bat to beat Service, South and Eagle River.
Cameron Fritz, Chugiak: Fritz is hitting .500 [9 for 18] with four doubles and a home run. He leads the tournament in slugging percentage [.889] and is second in total bases . On the mound he has thrown 8.1 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts.
HEAD TO HEAD
Kenai went 3-1 vs. Chugiak in regular season
In Kenai: Kenai won league game 6-3, nonleague 17-7
At Oberg, Kenai won league game 14-4, Chugiak won nonleague 18-3
Chugiak has six state titles [‘89, ‘93, ‘94, ‘96, ‘98, ‘08]
Kenai has two state titles [’91 ‘95]
The first-place team will travel to the American Legion Northwest Region 7 Tournament in Billings, Mont., where it will join Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Hawaii. Alaska’s first game is Aug. 9 vs. Hawaii.
The second-place team will travel to Burley, Idaho, for the American Legion NWCART, where it will join Montana, Idaho, Utah and Oregon. Alaska’s first game is Aug. 10 vs. Utah.